• 'Another Stafford street row': Law, order and the Irish presence in mid-Victorian Wolverhampton

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (Croom Helm, 1985-10-01)
      This book chapter discusses the relationship between popular disturbances and the presence of Irish migrants in mid-Victorian Wolverhampton.
    • Behaving badly? Irish migrants and crime in the Victorian city

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (Ohio State University Press, 2005-03-31)
      This book chapter discusses Irish representation in crime rates and whether or not the Irish poor were over-represented in certain categories of criminal behaviour.
    • Heroes or villains?: The Irish, crime, and disorder in Victorian England

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (North American Conference on British Studies, 1997)
      This article discusses Irish participation in crime in Victorian England, the deficiencies of contemporary qualitative and quantitative sources, and the relationship between Irish immigration and crime and disorder in Victorian England.
    • Irish migrants in Britain 1815-1914: A documentary history

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (Cork University Press, 2002-03-23)
      This edited book uses a range of contemporary records, including Parliamentary papers, social surveys, newspapers, letters, and reminiscences to explore the experiences of Irish migrants in Britain between 1815 and 1914. The sources focus on migration, settlement, employment, social conditions, religion, Radical and labour movements, nationalism, and Unionism.
    • The outcast Irish in the British Victorian city: Problems and perspectives

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (Irish Historical Society / The Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, 2012-06-13)
      This article discusses the experience of Irish migrants in British towns and cities, especially focusing on the concept of 'outcastness'.
    • Thomas Caryle and Ireland

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (Four Courts Press, 2004-01-01)
      This book chapter discusses Thomas Caryle's statement in his pamphlet - Chartism, that "crowds of miserable Irish darken all our towns".